Interview: Paul Hawkyard & Robin Simpson Talk Returning to York Theatre Royal for Panto Season

Panto time in York? Oh yes it is! Well, almost. York Theatre Royal’s “All New Adventures of Peter Pan” opens this week (oh yes it does…okay, I’ll stop) and some familiar faces will be returning. Paul Hawkyard and Robin Simpson were nominated as Best Uglys in the British Pantomime Awards for their performances in “Cinderella”... Continue Reading →

Review: Les Misérables (Touring)

Tuesday 29th November 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s always a bit nerve-racking, seeing a bona fide sensation with the kind of reputation that Les Misérables has for the first time. The songs of this show have somehow found their way into the psyche - whether from tongue-in-cheek cameos in sitcoms or as a... Continue Reading →

Review: Aladdin at Harrogate Theatre

Saturday 26th November 2022 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Aladdin, tricky to stage but irresistible to programmers come Christmas season, brings a whole lot of fun to Harrogate with this production. With its charming ruffian lead and wronged princess, its very bad Bad Guy and very good Good Guys - and not forgetting the lovable genie... Continue Reading →

Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical at Leeds Playhouse

Friday 25th November 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When a show features “Pure Imagination” as its musical heart-stone, the production itself must surely match the description, and Leeds Playhouse delivers the goods with plenty of spectacle, heart and a lovely cast in their production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical. As one of... Continue Reading →

Review: Wasted at The Jack Studio Theatre, London.

Thursday 24th November 2022 at The Jack Studio Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Tina Zucco Wasted is a fast-paced, dynamic play, debuting MICA Theatre with a bang. A show that entertains and touches the audience from beginning to end. Wasted, written by Kae Tempest and directed by Tony Clarke, sees friends Temi (Seraphina Beh), Danny (Ted... Continue Reading →

Interview: Dunstan Bruce Talks “Am I invisible Yet?”

November 2022 ‘A vital blast of angst, anger and desire’ Former Chumbawamba frontman Dunstan Bruce explains why he’s not ready to be the invisible man just yet. Former Chumbawamba vocalist Dunstan Bruce brings his new one-man play to Leeds Playhouse this month. A rollercoaster of despair, anger, love and, ultimately, hope, it’s a riotous journey... Continue Reading →

Review: Ikaria at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Thursday 10th November 2022 at The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman Note: some mild spoilers follow. TW: references to depression, self-harm, suicide, and suicidal thoughts/ideation. In recent years, I’ve grown quite sceptical of the two-hander “uni hook up” play. It’s always the same thing: the Gen Z couple that can’t... Continue Reading →

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